Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Berry, founded in 1902, is a private college of liberal arts and professional study. Its 28,000-acre campus borders Rome, 65 miles northwest of Atlanta. The architecture of the campus is predominantly neo-Gothic and neo-Georgian.

Website: www.berry.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,978
Undergraduate
Students
(60.7%) 1,200 Women
(39.3%) 778 Men
132
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,883 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
592 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
618 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,632
Tuition and Fees
$35,176
Room and Board
$12,260
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$30,171
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,378
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
165
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Mount Berry Population
347
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.4% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
0.6% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 20
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 490159
City, State, Zip
Mount Berry, GA 30149-0159
Phone
(706) 236-2215
Fax
(706) 236-2248
E-mail
admissions@berry.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 3,883 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,373 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 1,510 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
595 (25%) of 2,392 admitted students enrolled
Women
341 (23%) of 1,514 admitted students enrolled
Men
254 (29%) of 878 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
55% of 87 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 1558 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
27
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.74
3.75 and Above
54%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
592 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
618 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
23%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 92%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$50,632
Tuition and Fees
$35,176
Room and Board
$12,260
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,196
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001554
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
525 (94.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
420 (80.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
420 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
111 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$30,171
Need-Based Gift
Received by 420 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,165
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 330 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,098
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 85 (20.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
133 (24.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,759

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,681 (86.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,381 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,380 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
348 (25.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$29,832
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,378 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,949
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,113 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,098
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 257 (18.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
556 (28.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,182

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,378
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Business, Communication, Education, English, Humanities, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,626
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
165
Part-Time Faculty
65
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
66%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
963,708
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
347
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Campus Size
27,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
121 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Rome
Nearest Train Station
72 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
11%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
lighted pathways, gated campus, mobile police patrols, identification of valuables, limited access to campus, on-campus police officers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Navy and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, campus outreach, block-n-bridle, allied health, athletes bettering the community
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,978
Women
1,200 (60.7%)
Men
778 (39.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,945
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.1% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.4% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.6% from 9 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
132

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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